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Jun. 3rd, 2004

The great sadness of the car...

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collacentaur
Jun. 3rd, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
Took it in to get 1) rear right brakelight fixed; 2) air conditioning fixed; 3) state inspection sticker; and 4) the remainder of the 60K service that’s never been done (the car's at 70K now).

The air conditioning has two expensive leaking parts that need to be replaced, estimate $1300. But I spend enough time in my car that it's a significant quality-of-life issue... the 60K service is going to continue to wait (and the mechanic says that's OK).

This, mind you, is after the $1500 just about six weeks ago... I have a credit card that is now pretty much devoted to supporting my mechanic's children.
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collacentaur
Jun. 3rd, 2004 02:36 pm (UTC)
I've been just dealing with it for a month or so, ever since it started to get warm. But the humidity alone makes me wilt, and I'll be really unhappy when the heat hits if I don't get it fixed.
amy_pearlman
Jun. 3rd, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
Are you absolutely sure your extended warrantee won't cover that one?
collacentaur
Jun. 3rd, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
No, but I am absolutely sure I'm not going to get around to taking it to a Saturn dealership any time soon.
turtle_morn
Jun. 3rd, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)
Ouch. I was quoted $2000 on my AC. I'm learning to love humidity. But we also have Nathan's car to take long trips in - if that went, I think we'd have find the money. At least you know your mechanic's kids can now get the very best of educations.
ourika
Jun. 3rd, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
I was lucky. My air conditioner needed about $1000 worth of repairs (on my Mazda two years ago), but the laws had only just changed saying that you needed to replace with the newer-better stuff so the guy gave me the $150 fixer-upper that would last about two years. I knew I wouldn't be keeping the car more than two years so it was worth it for me to take a "temporary" fix. A/C is so expensive! I'm so sorry :-(

I'm sure your mechanic's kids' will one day appreciate the chance you're giving them at a college degree, though.
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